Your project deserves the best materials. As our customer, your project will receive attention to detail through Belvidere’s Exclusive 8-Step Foundation Repair Process. Your project deserves the best materials, which is why we use Blueskin® WP. Blueskin® WP 200 is a self-adhering composite membrane consisting of an SBS rubberized asphalt compound, integrally laminated to a blue, high-density polyethylene film. The membrane is specifically designed for self-adhering to a prepared substrate, and provides a high-performance waterproofing barrier. Blueskin is perfect for our Manitoba climate.
Waterproofing is the treatment of a surface to prevent the passage of liquid water under hydrostatic pressure.
Damp proofing is the treatment of a surface to retard the absorption of moisture. Damp proofing won’t stop water under hydrostatic pressure.
Hydrostatic pressure is the force exerted at a given depth by the weight of the overlying column of water. This pressure acts with equal magnitude in all directions.
Water at rest exerts pressure. This is called “hydrostatic pressure.” The force is a function of the height of the water. When it rains, and the water table rises, pressure increases and groundwater is literally pushed into the foundation in all directions, spreading into naturally occurring cracks and crevices, deteriorating the foundation, and eventually reaching the interior as seepage or dampness.
Belvidere does extremely well UNDER PRESSURE! To withstand hydrostatic pressure, a waterproofing system must be a complete integrated system — and remain seamless over decades. That demands membranes of exceptional durability, elasticity through freeze and thaw, and resistance to naturally occurring and deposited chemicals and soil acidity.
Belvidere continues to excel under such demands. See our references or talk to Belvidere’s professional specialists. The more you know, the more confident you’ll be.